From local theater and museum exhibits to outdoor concerts and wine tasting, there is so much to see, do, taste and experience in Santa Maria Valley. Every week, we’ll continue to provide you with 5 great events happening in the Santa Maria Valley.
PCPA: The Importance of Being Earnest
August 15 @ 7:00 pm – August 24 @ 11:00 pm
Pacific Conservatory Theatre
870 South Bradley
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Oscar Wilde’s delectable wordplay is at the forefront of his sublime “trivial comedy for serious people.” It does seem unthinkable but both Jack Worthing and Algernon Montcrief must assume the name “Earnest” in order to win their loves’ hearts. For the ladies are certain they could never be happy married to a man who was named something other the Earnest. But the lads’ matrimonial plans may be thwarted by Jack’s questionable lineage and the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is the mother of his intended and Algernon’s aunt. Their dilemma leads to the most articulate hilarity in the history of theatre.
August 23 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5391 Presquile Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Presqu’ile’s owner, Madison “Mad Dog” Murphy, has a deep passion for music and supporting artists (you may have seen him on guitar in our house band, The Tepusquet Tornadoes).
As we were putting together our lineup for this year’s concert season, Madison kept returning to several artists he’s come across in his travels through the south that he wanted to bring to Presqu’ile. We thought, “let’s create a festival!” Thus, MadFest was born. Our 1st annual MADFest features an eclectic lineup of 3 excellent Southern artists: Szlachetka, Troubadour 77, and Rodney Block!
Blast 825 Brewery: Comedy Night With Carlos Rodriguez
August 23 @ 9:30 pm – August 24 @ 12:30 am
Blast 825 Brewery
241 S Broadway St # 101
Orcutt, CA 93455
Carlos was thrown into comedy, being brought up in a large family of characters he quickly became a fast talking entertainer which eventually led him to comedy. Taking the stage you see the inner child come out with all the passion, excitement and energy of a new performer with the grace and comfort of a seasoned pro. Carlos Rodriguez takes the stage from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am.
August 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Los Flores Ranch Park
6271 Dominion Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Enjoy amazing views of star clusters, planets and more through telescopes provided by one or all of these local groups- Central Coast Astronomy Society, Vandenberg Amateur Astronomy Society, Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, and Juno our resident telescope. Feel free to bring your own telescope and a chair. Gate will be open for parking at 7:30 pm.